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Sunday Book Review – The Late Great Planet Earth

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

Today’s review is on a book I was recommended to read by Tina Frisco. Tina and I are very much on the same wavelength about life, death, inspiration, world politics, just to name a few. We sometimes share our thoughts on the state of the world and possible outcomes, and after a conversation we shared about ‘end of the world’ theories and conspiracies, Tina inspired me to read this book. I’d already read several books on the topic, from bible excerpts to Nostradamus predictions, but this book had me captivated from start to finish. Granted, it’s not a book for everyone. It’s dark and ominous, but frighteningly relevant. Even more frightening is that the book was published in the late seventies and has proved accurate before and since that time.

 

 

 

Blurb:

 

The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the “no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade.” For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey’s blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding — all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ. The years since have confirmed Lindsey’s insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in. Whether you’re a church-going believer or someone who wouldn’t darken the door of a Christian institution, the Bible has much to tell you about the imminent future of this planet. In the midst of an out-of-control generation, it reveals a grand design that’s unfolding exactly according to plan. The rebirth of Israel. The threat of war in the Middle East. An increase in natural catastrophes. The revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist . . . of a war which will bring humanity to the brink of destruction . . . and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet.

 

My 5 Star Review:

 

Are you a believer? In the end, according to Hal Lindsey and the prophecies from the bible, the world is on a path to destruction of its own making. 

Lindsey takes us on a journey through predictions going back to ancient times – many of which that have already happened and many that portend things to come. I’m not sure if fate, man or time can stop what God has in store for the end of time, but one thing is certain: It’s a good idea to become more aware and pay attention to what is going on around the world with politics, war and natural disasters in order to grasp what world leaders are dishing out so we can learn the difference between goodness and “pretend goodness” which will inevitably lead to evil and destruction.

This book will give you a better understanding of the AntiChrist who will come and gather believers because he/she will give them promises of greatness only leading to their demise, and explains the difference in believing when the “real” Messiah will make his descent back to earth.

Be careful what you wish for and who you believe, because believing in goodness is the only thing that will save you in the end.

 

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41 Comments

  • Tina Frisco

    Great review, Deb. You read my mind! I think it important to remember that prophesies are largely symbolic. The word christ, for example, means the anointed or enlightened one. Thus antichrist would mean the unenlightened one. Through spiritual evolution, we all have the potential to become enlightened. If the collective unconscious evolves in this way, humankind has the potential to change the destructive course on which we now find ourselves. Prophesy observes the present and extrapolates the future. If we change the present, we change the future. Books like this are a great gift, because they make us face the errors of our ways and hopefully spur us to turn the tide. I hold great hope for an enlightened and prosperous future for humankind ❤

  • Jacqui Murray

    The average lifespan of a species is about 2 million years. It helps me accept extinctions as part of life. BUT, man–homo sapiens–is much younger than that. And much younger than our predecessor Homo erectus. We may prove to be one of the more fragile species. Big brains don’t really equate to sustainability do they.

  • Colleen Chesebro

    I like Tina’s reply, Debby. The symbolism of the Bible texts have always been disputed and will continue for years to come. If history teaches us anything it is that man changes the truth to fit their own perceptions. I would have to say we are living this phenomenon in America right now. You said the most important part… choose goodness and compassion every time over the evil. It’s our only chance at redemption. ❤️❤️❤️

  • D. Wallace Peach

    Great review, Debby, and I enjoyed the comments as well. These books stir up all kinds of angst and frustration for me, so I don’t know if I’ll pick it up. I try to focus of kindness and compassion and just keep doing my part to counter the insanity. Deep breath! Ha ha. Thank goodness for WP showing me that there are good people everywhere. I think I’d be despairing otherwise with the news of the day. <3

    • dgkaye

      I hear you Diana. Yes, in times like these, unification is a comfort. This book isn’t for everyone, but for those curious (like me) I wanted to share. 🙂 <3

  • Adele Marie

    This is the type of book I devour, Debby. Since I was a child I’ve wondered about things like this. When I read revelations for the first time, I had nightmares for weeks. Great review, thank you. xxx

    • dgkaye

      Hi Christoph. This book was so far out of my reading radar but with the current state of the world, Tina had me curious to take a look. You know, curious minds! 🙂 <3

  • Norah

    I don’t think I’ll read this one, Debby. As I said to Tina, I’m a meliorist and hope that we can create a better future for ourselves, although the situation is not looking too hopeful at the moment. I love your final statement and do my best to live it, as do you.
    “Be careful what you wish for and who you believe, because believing in goodness is the only thing that will save you in the end.” Although I think we need to be informed, I’m not certain that doomsayers are the best to inform us, and I’d rather be optimistic than pessimistic. Thanks for alerting me to this one though, and for sharing your thoughts on it – interesting.

    • dgkaye

      Thanks for sharing your positive attitude Norah. I know this book isn’t for everyone and I’m by no means a negative person or doomsayer, lol. But I will admit, I’m a very curious person and quite involved in world politics on a -need-to-know-basis, so when Tina told me about this book I felt compelled to read it. Let us stay hopeful that goodness will prevail. 🙂

  • Mae Clair

    Debby, I read this book in the 70s when it was originally released, and again in the 90s. In the 70s almost everyone was reading and discussing it. It’s amazing how “current” it has stayed given the passing of decades. I often think back on it as I look at our world today. It’s probably time that I read it again. Thanks for showcasing it here.

  • Liesbet

    Intriguing! Especially since this is an older book that is still so accurate in this decade. I’m not a believer in God, but I do believe that things on this planet are turning for the worst and that the human kind is responsible for that. We will get what we deserve. I can’t blame Mother Earth to turn her back on us, the way we (most of us) have been treating her. May the natural disasters and melting polar caps be a sign for our generations to focus on a happier and healthier planet and get their priorities right! It all starts in your own household…

    • dgkaye

      Beautifully said Liesbet. It’s the truth. And funny you say Mother Earth is turning her back. I always say these natural disasters are God’s wrath on what mankind has done to his planet. Same thing. I hope many open their eyes. 🙂

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